The purpose of the Title VI Parent Advisory is:

  • to comply with the rules and regulations governing Indian Education Act (Title VI).
  • to enhance and encourage the academic experience of Title VI eligible students in the district.
  • to provide direction and build on Indian culture in meeting the academic and cultural needs of Title VI eligible students.
  • to participate in the design, operation, and evaluation of the program.
  • to advise the school district on the development of policies and procedures relating to the hiring of project staff including reviewing the qualifications of and making recommendations concerning applicants for staff positions.
  • to serve as liaison between Title VI eligible students, parents, guardians and the school district.

Currently there are no upcoming events.

Members of the Native American Parent Advisory Council include:

Chair: Glenda Fred-Weahkee

Vice-Chair: Gwen Gurule

Secretary: Karmela Martinez

Student Rep: Daniel Gonzales

LAMS Native Hawks Sponsor: John Fox

LAHS Native American Club Sponsor: Kimberly Engelking

Administration Rep: Renee Dunwoody

District Designee: Jennifer Guy, Interim Superintendent

LAPS School Board Rep: Erin Green


My name is Julie Dare. I am pleased to serve as the point of contact to Los Alamos Public Schools’ Native students and their families. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to get to know our Native students and their families on a deeper level. My goals as a liaison are to facilitate meaningful events for Native students as well as to connect Native students to valuable educational resources.

I was born and raised in Los Alamos and am a LAHS alumnus. My undergraduate degree is in American Studies, and I have a graduate degree in Special Education. I have served LAPS both as a special education teacher and as a preschool teacher. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns at

Please join us:
Native American Parent Advisory Council Meeting

Please join us on Wednesday, April 6, 2022 for a Native American Parent Advisory Council Meeting

The link can be found here:
Native American Parent Advisory Council Meeting
Wednesday, April 6 · 5:30 – 7:00pm
Google Meet joining info
Video call link:
Or dial: ‪(US) +1 307-622-9019‬ PIN: ‪526 752 688‬#
More phone numbers:

Council meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month during the school year. Here is the meeting schedule for the 2021-22 school year:

September 1, 2021
October 6, 2021
November 3, 2021
December 1, 2021
January 12, 2022 – cancelled
February 2, 2022
March 2, 2022
April 6, 2022

2021/2022 Meetings/Agendas/Minutes/Links

2020/2021 Meetings/Agendas/Minutes/Links

2018/2019/2020 Meetings/Agendas/Minutes/Links

NAPAC By-laws

LAMS Native Hawk Club
Sponsor: John Fox

The Native Hawk Club meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month.

LAHS Native American Club
Sponsor: Kimberly Engelking

Tutoring Opportunities
Tutoring opportunities are available for LAPS Native American students in grades K-12. Contact Julie Dare at for more information and a list of tutors.